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Re: Problem with checking out a repository

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-30 05:43:26 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> Hey Michael Price... it might be good to "remind" people of our
> compatibility policy when you send out release announcements.
> ("Here is svn 0.25; it will only interoperate with 0.24 or 0.25
> clients and servers.")

Hmmm, let's be careful with this. Note that our policy is not:

   "Subversion clients and servers shall not work when there's more
    than one minor revision of difference."

but rather:

   "They *will* work when there is no greater than one minor revision

IOW, we're not required (nor even expected) to break compatibility
with older releases, unless there's a good reason. So let's instead
say something like:

   Here is svn 0.25. A 0.25 server will interoperate with a 0.24
   client, and a 0.24 server with a 0.25 client. We [do|don't] know
   of the following incompatibilities with older revisions: ...


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